The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161


News and Announcements

13th April, 2014

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16th April: Tenebrae for Holy Thursday photos

Registration for our new parish is now available online (see the homepage of our website), or via the forms available in the vestibule. Please note that even if you are on our current contact list, you will not be enrolled in the new Parish unless you register. Please take the time to commit to the Parish by registering soon.

Father Tattersall will be installed formally as Parish Priest by His Grace, the Archbishop of Melbourne at 11am Solemn Mass at St Aloysius’ on Friday 25th April. Afterwards, there will be a Parish Barbecue and Picnic, during which presentations from the Parish will be made to each of His Grace and Father Tattersall. Those wishing to make a donation towards each of these gifts may do so in the Vestibule after Mass today and again next week, Easter Sunday. Cards will be available to sign.

Please note there is NO Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral this Wednesday. There will be a 6.00 pm Mass instead at St Aloysius’. Please also note that there is no EF Vigil at Kealba on Saturday. The only Paschal Vigil will be at St Aloysius’

Easter offering envelopes are now available in the vestibule. Your offerings are for the support of the clergy who serve the Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman. Envelopes may be placed in either collection. Thank you for your generosity

We welcome Bishop Meeking back for Holy Week and the Easter Octave.

Fr Des Byrne, known and revered by many in our community, died very late last Saturday night. His funeral was on Friday. We will offer a Requiem for the “Month’s Mind”. Details will be announced in due course. RIP.

Br Shawn Murphy will arrive home on Easter Tuesday for a short visit to see his family, and meet with the priest members of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. Br Shawn will give a talk on life in the Oratory after Solemn Mass on Low Sunday (27th April), at which he will be Subdeacon. All are welcome. Following Br. Shawn’s talk, there will be a luncheon gathering of the Newman Fellowship.

The Catholic Women's League at Newman Parish will meet at Maryvale at 12.15 p.m. on Sunday, 25th May: CWL member Fiona Basile, Photographer and Journalist at "Kairos", will speak about her representation at the United Nations on behalf of the League in 2013 and she will be worshipping with us at Solemn Mass. To mark Library Week, this will be followed by a short talk commencing at 1.15 p.m. about the facilities and services of the Caroline Chisholm Library by Anna and Anthony Krohn. Further details will be posted on the Newman Parish Facebook and CWL Vic/WW Facebook. Email reminders will be sent to CWL members and friends. All are welcome to attend. Please also note that on Sunday, June 15th at 12.15 p.m. the CWL will welcome Karin Clark to speak about Dr Sr Mary Glowrey, JMJ, Servant of God. For further details please contact Dawn Shaw - dawnpshaw1962@gmail.com or mobile 0400663274.

Transcending Dualisms in Theological Anthropology - A conference to celebrate the canonisation of John Paul II is being held by the John Paul II Institute.Speakers at the conference include: His Excellency Javier Martínez Archbishop of Granada,Dr Aaron Riches, Prof. Tracey Rowland, Dr Thaddeus Kozinski, and Dr W Chris Hackett Dates: • May 8th at 10.00am All Saints Catholic Parish Hall (located at Sacred Heart School, 107 King William St, Fitzroy) • May 9th at 9.30am & May10th at 9.00am Knox Room, Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne Cost: $240 ($100 for individual days), Meals provided. Conference Dinner $100 per person, Room With A View, The Pumphouse, 128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy. Booking: www.trybooking.com/80640 Registrations close: 2 May 2014 A link to the brochure on our website is here

Harman Lecture Also included in the Conference is the Harman Lecture to be delivered by His Excellency Javier Martínez, Archbishop of Granada. The topic of the Harman Lecture is “The Theological & Pastoral Crisis of Dualism: For an Ecclesial imagination beyond the captivities of Nominalism, Suárez and contemporary Liberal Metaphysics. Date: Friday 9 May 2014, at 9:30am Knox Room, Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne No charge for this event. Register: www.trybooking.com/80640 A link to the brochure on our website is here

Catechesis for adults, based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, has commenced. However, it is still not too late to join the class. We will next meet on Sunday 4th May. Classes will be held fortnightly after Sunday Solemn Mass for approximately 45 minutes

Sacrament of Confirmation: it is anticipated that Confirmation will be conferred at St Aloysius’ on Sunday, 31st August, 2014. Adults requiring confirmation, or parents wishing their children to be confirmed (usually between the ages of 10-12) are asked to contact the Secretary by email or post.

Roman Pilgrimage, 23rd – 26th October, 2014: each year, since 2012, the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum gathers in Rome those Catholics devoted to the Extraordinary Form, to express their fidelity to the Chair of Peter, and renew their commitment to Evangelisation. For more details, visit populussummorumpontificum.com.

CWL Spanish Pilgrimage: The Catholic Women’s League of Victoria-Wagga Wagga is organising a Pilgrimage through Spain and Portugal, 10th – 22nd October, 2014. Following the pathways of the great Spanish saints – Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola, along part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, it will finish at the revered Marian site at Fatima. Anyone is welcome to join the Pilgrimage which will be accompanied by an experienced bi-lingual guide and Chaplain, Fr Tony Shallue, P.P. Myrtleford. Deposits are due by 10th April. Full details from Sylvia: e-mail f.sneaves@wideband.net.au

HOLY WEEK PROGRAMME

SUNDAY, 13TH APRIL – PALM SUNDAY - 10.30 AM SOLEMN MASS PRECEDED BY BLESSING OF PALMS AND PROCESSION

SPY WEDNESDAY, 16TH APRIL - 8.00 PM – TENEBRAE

HOLY THURSDAY, 17TH APRIL - 8.00 PM – SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER, WITH ADORATION AT THE ALTAR OF REPOSE UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

GOOD FRIDAY, 18TH APRIL - 10.30 AM STATIONS OF CROSS, 3.00 PM COMMEMORATION OF THE PASSION, 8.00 PM TENEBRAE

HOLY SATURDAY, 19TH APRIL - 8.00 PM – PASCHAL VIGIL & MASS

EASTER SUNDAY, 20TH APRIL - 10.30 AM SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS OF EASTER DAY

EASTER FRIDAY, 25TH APRIL - 11.00 AM – INSTALLATION OF FR TATTERSALL AS PARISH PRIEST, AND SOLEMN MASS IN PRESENCE OF ARCHBISHOP HART

Holy Week & Easter Music Highlights

Continuing - An Interview with Cardinal Caffarra's on the indissolubility of marriage, "Compromise is unworthy of the Lord"

As granted by the Cardinal-Archbishop of Bologna, Carlo Caffarra, to Matteo Matzuzzi in Il Foglio. Yesterday, and published in Zenit

What in your opinion is the most fundamental meaning of Familiaris Consortio? And what is its message for us today?

In order to see realities from the perspective of ‘In the beginning’ Familiaris Consortio affirms the Church’s supernatural sense of the faith, which “does not consist solely or necessarily in the consensus of the faithful. Following Christ, the Church seeks the truth, which is not always the same as the majority opinion. She listens to conscience and not to power, and in this way she defends the poor and the downtrodden. The Church values sociological and statistical research, when it proves helpful in understanding the historical context in which pastoral action has to be developed and when it leads to a better understanding of the truth. Such research alone, however, is not to be considered in itself an expression of the sense of faith.” (FC 5) When I speak of the truth of marriage I do not mean some sort of normative ideal. I mean, rather, the truth that God in his creative act has inscribed upon the person of every man and woman. Christ teaches us that before considering particular cases, we must know what it is we are talking about. Here we are not talking simply about a norm that may or may not admit of exceptions, nor of an ideal after which we strive. We are talking about the very essence of marriage and the family. Through this approach Familiaris Consortio focuses on and talks about what marriage and the family are, what is – to use the words of the famous sociologist Donati - their genome. This is not a natural genome; it is a social and communal genome. From this perspective the Apostolic Exhortation is able to pick out the deepest meaning of the indissolubility of marriage (cf FC 20). Familiaris Consortio, therefore, marks a great advance in the development of the Church’s doctrine that was made possible by John Paul II’s series of Catecheses on human love. In the first of these catecheses (3 September 1979) the Holy Father said that he wanted to accompany, albeit at a distance, the preparatory work for the following year’s synod. He did not do this by directly tackling the subject matter of the Synod but rather by directing his attention to its fundamental roots. It is as if he had said. “I, John Paul II, want to help the Synod fathers. How can I help them? By focusing their attention on the root causes of the matter in hand. “ And it is from precisely this returning to the roots thatFamiliaris Consortio brings forth its magnificent teachings on marriage and the family. And it did not ignore concrete situations. It spoke about divorce, living together outside of marriage and the problem of divorced and remarried people receiving communion. To sayFamiliaris Consortio belongs to the past and has nothing more to say to us today amounts either to a caricature of the document, or reveals that the person making such an affirmation hasn’t read the document.I

.......to be continued .


    • April 16

    Tenebrae on Spy Wednesday

    Join us for a service of Matins & Lauds by Candelight to prepare the way for the Sacred Triduum.

    • April 13 - April 20

    Holy Week - Download Poster here

    Bishop Meeking returns to Melbourne for the fifth year in a row to celebrate Pontifical Holy Week with us.

    • April 25 - Easter Friday (Anzac Day)

    Installation of Fr Tattersall as Parish Priest

    In the presence of His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hart, Fr Tattersall is installed as our new Parish Priest.


  • Newman Fellowship for Young Adults

    Our next meeting will welcome back our own Shawn Murphy, former Newman Fellowship organizer, and now novice at the Toronto Oratory.

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  • Catechesis Classes

    Fortnightly Catechesis based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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  • Bible Study Classes

    No previous knowledge is required, and everyone is welcome.

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  • Catholic Women's League Newman Parish Group

    Join the regular CWL meetings at Maryvale after Solemn Mass.

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  • Support Shawn Murphy and the Oratory

    Find out how to help Shawn, currently a Novice at the Toronto Oratory, in his formation for the Brisbane Oratory

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  • Psallamus - Our Mixed Choir

    Psallamus is our regular choir - further information and recordings are available here.

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  • The Newman Singers - Our new choir

    Find out how to join the Newman Singers, our new mixed choir. Young men and women welcome.

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  • The Wolff Organ

    The organ is of very high historical and musical significance as one of only two two-manual organs built by J.W. Wolff to survive intact

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Newman Parish Facebook

Our Facebook site contains important reminders of events in the Newman Parish and beyond.

Our YouTube Channel

Here you will find videos of parish events, with an emphasis on key homilies.

Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

Bishop Meeking has visited us for Holy Week for five years in a row. Herein lie some of his marvellous homilies

Homily on our 10th Anniversary

Bishop Elliott celebrated Mass at St Aloysius' on 3rd February, 2013 to mark our 10th anniversary.


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